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uncanny brood

Fanni Somogyi

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uncanny brood

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Through biomorphic metal and plant assemblages, primarily I investigate interspecies connections to understand how I affect non-human beings and the ecosystem, and my embedded connection within the lived environment. I enjoy the contrasting interaction of hard and soft materials; thus I combine steel with fabric and felt. Lately, I have been pushing my creatures to look more and more alien to explore the imaginary possibilities of life. “uncanny brood” teeters on three pointy legs, the braided stainless steel wire stretches across its legs like an exposed muscle or hydraulic system. I observed cellar spiders as inspiration for the construction of this sculpture. Its interior is both body and nest, and its soft colors invite the viewer to ponder the possibilities the beauty in strange things.

14
12"H × 14"W × 13"D
Sculpture
Mixed Media
Botanical
Surrealism
Tabletop
Polished steel, stainless steel wire, fabric, felt, paint, silicone, polyurethane
Yes
No
Clean by gently dusting with dry cloth. Do not use water or any solvents to wipe the painted area or metal surfaces. Do not store outside or in humid conditions.

STATEMENT

As an interdisciplinary sculptor, themes that I explore in my work are cross pollinations, hybrid creatures and speculative scenarios. Through biomorphic metal and plant assemblages, primarily I investigate interspecies connections to understand how I affect non-human beings and the ecosystem, and my embedded connection within the lived environment. I’m fascinated by entities such as slime mold or cyborgs and how these collaged bodies act as speculative thought exercises. Sculpture has been the format of my choice because I enjoy building in three dimensions and incorporating multiple materials and textures. I have increasingly become obsessed with a high level of finish that is possible through patience, technique and care. To build these objects I predominantly use steel and aluminum, and I combine these vessels with cast polyurethane elements and cacti, mosses, and micro greens. I enjoy the contrasting interaction of these materials, and after the work is finished it becomes an object that I continue to care for. I’m drawn to metals due to their relation to industry, and their oxymoronic ability to be simultaneously durable and malleable. Be it singular objects like “euphoric glitch” or installations like “Day-dreaming for Another World”, my uncanny assemblages are vessels for stories and metaphors of connections. I imagine a world where the connection of bodies to land becomes more tangible. My eerie and unearthly sculptures provide paths for the viewer to travel beyond the work into hypothetical and imagined landscapes.

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